PK Hope Is Alive, Focus reporter Dan Andrews discusses living with Parkinson's on WBIR

PK Hope Is Alive Parkinson Support Group of East TN will meet Tuesday, October 15 in Oak Ridge at Kern United Methodist Church, located at 451 East Tennessee Ave, in the Family Life Center from 11:30–1:30. This month’s topic will be “Cognitive changes in the Parkinson Patient” presented by Dr. Nelleke Van Wouwe. For more information please contact […]

Mayor issues statement on effect of possible U.S Government shutdown

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett released the following statement concerning the effect a possible federal government shutdown would have on Knox County:   “Despite Washington’s inability to come to a consensus and address the government’s financial crisis, Knox County will continue to operate and services will not be disrupted in the event of a short-term […]

Upcoming South Doyle Neighborhood Association Meeting

South Doyle Neighborhood Association Meeting October 1st, 7:00 p.m. Stock Creek Baptist Church Special Guest: Knox County Codes Enforcement Officers Roy Braden and Tony DeVaughan How this affects you: Dirty lots; dogs; erosion control; excessive noise; vacant, deteriorated, blighted lots; abandoned and inoperable vehicles; home occupation regulations; storage of school buses; construction codes/permits; regulations of […]

Publisher's Position-Rogero should Sunshine meetings with Council members

By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com According to information obtained by The Knoxville Focus through a Freedom of Information Act request, on July 17th, from 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero met with Knoxville Councilwoman Brenda Palmer. She also met with Knoxville Councilman George Wallace on August 21st, from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Details […]

Knoxville Focus for September 30, 2013

Knoxville Focus for September 30, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus. WUTK celebrates ‘College Radio Day’ with critical effort to keep station on air WUTK-FM 90.3 The Rock, the University of Tennessee’s award-winning radio station that serves as a lab for students, will be conducting an on-air fundraiser on worldwide College Radio Day, Tuesday, October 1, 2013.  Station personnel […]

Hold City and County Elections at Same Time

Hold City and County Elections at Same Time

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “In your opinion, in order to reduce costs, should Knoxville City and Knox County elections be held at the same time?” More than 87% of likely voters say yes, city and county elections should be held in conjunction.  Only approximately 13% objected. A staggering […]

Publisher’s Position: Rogero should Sunshine meetings with Council members

Publisher’s Position: Rogero should Sunshine meetings with Council members

By Steve Hunley According to information obtained by The Knoxville Focus through a Freedom of Information Act request, on July 17th, from 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero met with Knoxville Councilwoman Brenda Palmer. She also met with Knoxville Councilman George Wallace on August 21st, from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Details regarding the […]

A Fulton runaway on Broadway, 69-14

A Fulton runaway on Broadway, 69-14

By Steve Williams The Battle of North Knoxville is back on again. Fulton started a new chapter in the old rivalry with a record point total. The undefeated Falcons rolled to a 69-14 win over Central Friday night at Bob Black Field, the first meeting between the two schools in 15 years. The Bobcats had […]

Newton Jones Agency, Insurance since 1966

Newton Jones Agency, Insurance since 1966

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com On the wall of the family-owned business is a plaque for independent insurance agencies that pledges personalized service. Since 1966 the Newton Jones Agency at 6712 Kingston Pike has a history of just that – service. Earlier this year the founder, Henry Newton Jones, passed away and his family continues the […]